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Posted at 09:24 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Shanghai subway crash injures more than 200 (Photos and video)

Two subway trains collided in Shanghai on Tuesday, injuring more than 200 people. No fatalities have been reported.


Rescuers carry the injured after two subway trains collided in Shanghai. (Fan Jun - AP)

One train traveling on metro line 10 rear-ended another, Shanghai Daily reports. The accident occurred around 2:50 p.m. local time.

An issue with the signalling system may be to blame.

A 23-year-old man who was on one of the trains told Reuters there was blood everywhere. “Many people were hurt. Look at the blood on me, on my arm,” he said.

A graphic image uploaded to Weibo, often referred to as the Chinese Twitter, shows an injured passenger lying on the ground covered in blood. (See the image here.)

Three people were seriously injured, the Associated Press reports. Shanghai Daily places that number at 20.

This latest crash comes just months after two bullet trains in China collided, killing 40 people. The crash was ultimately blamed on a faulty signal system and mismanagement.

See pictures and video from the scene below.

Video from the scene via Repubblica Radio Tv.


Rescue workers carry an injured passenger in the subway tunnel from a train involved in a collision in Shanghai. (Associated Press)


Ambulances wait outside a station of the Subway Line 10 after two trains collided in Shanghai. (Fan Jun - Associated Press)


Passengers walk out from a subway tunnel after leaving a train involved in a collision in Shanghai. (Associated Press)


An injured passenger walks out Laoximen Station of Metro Line 10 after a trains collision. (Eugene Hoshiko - Associated Press)


Rescue workers walk out from the emergency exit of a train involved in a collision in Shanghai. (Associated Press)


An ambulance runs near the entrance of Laoximen Station of Metro Line 10 after a trains collision. (Eugene Hoshiko - Associated Press)


Rescue workers evacuate an injured man in the underground tunnel of Yu Yuan Garden station after a trains collision in Shanghai. (Reuters)


A family member and a rescuer (right) help a female passenger (center) out from the subway station after a trains collision in Shanghai. (STR - AFP/Getty Images)

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